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Table 7 Complications occurred during NPWT

From: The concept of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) after poststernotomy mediastinitis – a single center experience with 54 patients

Complication Number/ Percent
Instable sternum 1 1.9
Infection other than Mediastinitis 2 3.7
Respiratory failure 4 7.4
Atrial fibrillation 5 9.3
Re-Thoracotomy 1 1.9
Rupture of the right ventricle 1 1.9
No complication 40 74.1